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Champ S+ RTF 27in. Wingspan by Hobby Zone

NOW: $169.99

Hobby Zone
* Currently In Stock


Champ S+  27" Wingspan Hobbyzone Champ S+ Ready to Fly (RTF)

This is the HobbyZone Champ S+ RTF Airplane (HBZ5400)

Whether you’ve never flown RC before or you got your first taste of flying with a multirotor drone, the revolutionary HobbyZone Champ S+ makes it easier than ever to learn to fly an RC airplane. That’s because it’s equipped with Horizon Hobby’s exclusive SAFE™ Plus technology providing the same kind of self-leveling stability and GPS guidance used in advanced drones that can cost thousands of dollars or more. SAFE Plus drone technology can land the airplane for you, keep you from flying too far away, and even lets you virtually "pause" the flight and circle by itself on command. SAFE Plus also includes three flight modes that allow you to learn at your own pace by preventing you from over-controlling the airplane and allowing you to perform basic aerobatic maneuvers when you're ready.

When activated, the advanced AutoLand function puts the Champ S+ on a stabilized approach to autonomously land near the takeoff point. When flying in rougher conditions, you can provide some directional guidance and let the system do the rest to execute a safe landing.

Holding Pattern
Push a button, and the Champ S+ will automatically fly to a point near its takeoff location and circle at an altitude of approximately 65 feet. Once the command is cancelled, you have full control of the aircraft and can continue to fly.

Virtual Fence
It's easy to accidentally let an RC airplane get too far away, but with Virtual Fence worry no more because it creates a virtual boundary the airplane won't fly past. When the Champ S+ encounters the Virtual Fence, it automatically turns around inside the boundary and wags the wings letting you know you have control again.

Panic Recovery
If you ever lose control of the Champ S+, just switch to beginner mode and release the control sticks. SAFE™ Plus technology will return the aircraft to level flight.

Flight Envelope Protection
Pitch and roll limits keep the Champ S+ from entering into extreme flight attitudes and conditions.

Works automatically to stabilize the Champ S+ with the sophistication of 3-axis gyros to help battle the influence of turbulence on windy days.

  • Exclusive SAFE™ Plus drone technology from Horizon Hobby
  • 3 flight modes―Beginner, Intermediate, and Experienced
  • Innovative AutoLand technology lands the airplane by itself.
  • With Panic Recovery, stable flight is resumed by simply releasing the sticks.
  • Holding Pattern allows you to pause your flight with the push of a button.
  • Virtual Fence keeps you from flying too far away.
  • Durable and lightweight construction so no FAA registration is required
  • FPV ready using the compatible camera (SPMVA2500) and headset (SPMVR1100) or monitor (SPMVM430) sold separately
  • Proportional 4-channel control with working throttle, elevator, rudder and ailerons (RTF Only)
  • 280mAh 2S 7.4V 30C LiPo battery providing up to 12+ minutes of flying time
  • Powerful 2S brushless power system

INCLUDES: Everything you need to teach yourself to fly in one box, even the AA batteries for the transmitter
  • 27" Hobbyzone Champ S+ Beginner RC Airplane (RTF)
  • 2.4GHz transmitter with Spektrum™ DSM technology
  • 2 Cell 7.4V 280mAh Li-Po battery
  • DC Li-Po charger
  • Detailed instruction manual with flying tips included

Available completely Ready-To-Fly (RTF) for new pilots or as a Bind-N-Fly (BNF) for pilots who wish to use their existing Spektrum transmitter.

REQUIRES: Nothing! Everything you need is in the box!

Includes exclusive SAFE® Plus drone technology from Horizon Hobby, 3 flight modes: Beginner, Intermediate, and Experienced, Innovative AutoLand technology lands the airplane by itself. Panic Recovery, stable flight is resumed by simply releasing the sticks. Holding Pattern allows you to pause your flight with the push of a button. Virtual Fence keeps you from flying too far away, 280mAh 2S 7.4V 30C LiPo battery, powerful 2S brushless power system.

  • Wingspan: 694mm (27.3") 
  • Overall Length: 462mm (18.2")
  • Wing Area: 738.8 sq cm (114.5 sq in)
  • Flying Weight: 105g (3.7oz)
  • Motor Size: 180 brushless
  • Radio: Included (RTF Only)
  • Servos:    Included
  • CG (centre of gravity): 1.1-1.4 in. (29-35mm) back from the leading edge
  • Prop Size: 5 x 2.75
  • Speed Control: Included
  • Recommended Battery: 7.4V 280mAh 2S
  • Landing Gear: Yes


After easily installing a tiny video camera (SPMVA2500*) on the airplane without using any tools, real-time action is delivered right before your eyes on a monitor (SPMVM430*) or a headset (SPMVR1100*) you wear like glasses (*sold separately). It’s an experience so immersive that you’ll feel as though you’re actually sitting in the pilot’s seat of the airplane! You can even share the experience with someone else at the same time using another monitor or headset.


Manuals & Support:
    -  Champ S+ Manual - English
    -  Champ S+ Quickstart Guide – English


This is an all new high tech version of the classic Hobbyzone Champ beginner RC plane. The Champ S+ truly has very large shoes to fill but the guys at Motion RC think it does all that and more with features like auto leveling, auto landing, and panic recovery to help you learn quickly. The Champ S+ includes a GPS self guidance system and gyro to help accomplish all of these features and help you learn to fly an RC plane quickly. All of this technology at this price is unheard of. However, the technology is just the starting point.

While the technology makes it much easier to learn, it can be turned down and eventually turned off should yours newly acquired skills lead you to want full control at all times. This is truly the golden era of beginner RC airplanes. It wasn't all that long ago that the only things an RC trainer or beginner plane had to help you learn to fly is a buddy box where you had to rely on someone with experience to help you. Those days are behind us with this new SAFE Plus GPS technology.

With SAFE™ technology, they can learn the basics of throttle, steering and pitch control with the security of a sophisticated virtual safety net. Plus, SAFE technology also includes a panic button feature that can prevent a crash, even in extreme situations.

   EFLB2802S30 - 280mAh 2S 7.4V 30C Li-Po Battery
   EFLC4000 - AC to 12VDC, 1.5-Amp Power Supply
   EFLRMLP6 - MLP6DSM 6CH SAFE Transmitter 2.4GHz: 180 QX
   EFLU4067 - Prop Adaptor: UMX Beast, Champ S+
   EFLUC1007 - Celectra 2S 7.4V DC Li-Po Charger
   EFLUM180BL2 - BL180 Brushless Outrunner Motor, 2500Kv
   EFLUP050275 - 5x2.75 Electric Propeller
   HBZ 5402 - Spinner: Champ S+
   HBZ5405 - Decal Set: Champ S+
   HBZ5406 - Landing Gear Set: Champ S+
   HBZ5407 - Pushrods and Access: Champ S+
   HBZ5420 - Wing: Champ S+
   HBZ5425 - Complete Tail: Champ S+
   HBZ5457 - RX/ESC unit: Champ S+
   HBZ5458 - GPS Unit: Champ S+
   HBZ5466 - Battery Hatch: Champ S+
   HBZ5467 - Bare Fuselage: Champ S+
   SPMSA2030LO - 2.3-Gram Linear Long Throw Offset Servo

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